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Amazon Mechanical BIM Designer , DC Design Engineering in Seattle, Washington


Are you an experienced Mechanical & Plumbing Designer with a passion for BIM? Are you a creative, smart and driven individual that enjoys working with complex projects within a team environment? If this is you, we want YOU on our team!

You will be a part of highly creative and efficient MEP BIM team, tasked with designing challenging and complex projects with innovative solutions for Amazon owned Data Center facilities. You will provide support to our Central Engineering Team through the preparation of Mechanical & Plumbing BIM models, construction documents and leveraging BIM data. You will influence Data Center design documents for: Air Handling Units, Cooling Towers, Chillers, Control Systems, Fire Detection/Suppression systems, Piping and Plumbing systems. You will produce, maintain and publish permit Mechanical Engineering drawing sets for our fleet of Data Centers.

Amazon’s Data Centers are industry leading examples of innovation in the areas of space utilization, energy efficiency, and cost effectiveness. We are known for our speed to market and reliability. We are part of the US team responsible for the design and operation of critical industry leading Data Center facilities throughout North & South America. Our Design Team is on the forefront of creating and delivering the most innovative products to our customers; and are known for being a diverse and upbeat team that is changing the face of Cloud Computing. We continue to grow and are looking for individuals that can support our speed to market, enjoy a challenge, and have a desire for professional growth and continuous learning. Amazon’s work environment is unique in every aspect and offers an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate. At Amazon we do highly support continued learning opportunities and focus on continued employee development.

Key job responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will include designing the Mechanical and Plumbing systems of Data Centers, and utilizing Revit to create and maintain BIM models. You must be able to work independently with occasional guidance and work within a team environment to accomplish assigned tasks. This includes working with internal groups as well as external suppliers and consultants, manufacturers, vendors, and contractors. Your duties will include:

• Be self-motivated and work within the MEP group as well as within other teams.

• Preparing and developing detailed Revit models of Mechanical & Plumbing building systems.

• Developing & publishing construction documentation for Mechanical & Plumbing building systems designs in a fast-paced environment to meet scheduled deliverables.

• Updating and modifying existing models and construction documents as required.

• Assist with creating and maintaining standard regional BIM templates.

• Participate in design coordination meetings with other trades for clash detection and resolution.

• Work on concurrent projects in multiple geographical locations.

• Assist the project team with information exchange processes between internal and external customers.

• Provide coordination support for information requests during construction phases.

• Recording and reporting of key metrics to management.

• Travel to Data Center sites for Engineering evaluations and surveys as required. On Average once or twice a year.

• Be positive and always offer creative, out of the box solutions.

• Have fun and work hard!

A day in the life

As an engineer or designer, you will collaborate across disciplines and teams to refine data center designs. Your work includes creating detailed drawings, specification, prototypes, and updating managers and leaders of changes to the building design. You engage in design discussions, review feedback from peers and collaborators, and adjust designs to ensure our data center solutions meet the highest standards of efficiency and quality.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Austin, TX, USA | Columbus, OH, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

• 3+ years of design/engineering experience of Mechanical & Plumbing building systems.

• 2+ years’ experience using Revit for producing Mechanical & Plumbing engineering BIM models and construction drawings.

• Practical knowledge and understanding of Mechanical & Pluming codes and safety regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

• Experience directly related to Data Center design and construction.

• Experience and knowledge applying Lean principles to design modeling and drawing production.

• Experience with developing Revit Family content.

• Use of the following software tools: AutoCAD, Navisworks, Bluebeam, Dynamo, RF Tools, CTC Tools and Procore.

• Familiarity with the BIMForum LOD Specification, plus AIA and NBIMS standards and best practices for BIM collaboration.

• Experience observing construction, familiar with construction technology, familiar with construction practices.

• Experience driving a team to implement new BIM tools, procedures, best practices.

• Meets/exceeds Amazon’s Leadership Principles requirements for this role.

• Meets/exceeds Amazon’s Functional/Technical depth and complexity for this role.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $77,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $185,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.